The similarities between the poems lie in their abilities to utilize imagery as a means to enhance the concept of the fleeting nature that life ultimately has and to also help further elaborate the speaker’s opinion towards their own situation. In Keats’ poem, dark and imaginative images are used to help match with the speaker’s belief that both love and death arise from fate itself. Here, Keats describes the beauty and mystery of love with images of “shadows” and “huge cloudy symbols of a high romance” to illustrate his belief that love comes from fate, and that he is sad to miss out on such an opportunity when it comes time for his own death.
In “Spring and All”, Williams personifies spring, and the season takes on anthropological attributes, to change the dimension of the poem. When Williams brings up the season, he characterizes “spring” as “sluggish and dazed” (line 14-15). He uses these attributes to describe the season in order to personify the spring season, in order to make it more relatable to the reader. Williams’ poem is personified again, in a way that defines the cyclical nature of plant life. Williams describes plants as entering “the new world naked, cold, uncertain of all save that they enter” (line 16-18) therefore comparing plants to human babies by using the words “naked” and “uncertain”. The use of these keywords furthers his intention for the reader to relate directly with the natural realm. He spends a significant amount of detail in defining the characteristics of dead plants. This image is significant to the poem, as leads us to knowing that winter is truly exanimate and cold. In the context of the entire poem, it tells us that there has to be a death in order for a new life to
The three-stanza poem seems to create three distinct stages of Autumn: growth, harvest, and death. The theme going in the first stanza is that Autumn is a season of fulfilling, yet the theme ending the final stanza is that Autumn is
Explain (tell me what image the poem brings to mind)She begins by describing the "death of winter's leaves".
John Keats was an English romantic poet in the early 1800s. One of his best works “To Autumn” is beautiful and lyrical, the words creating an entire scene painting a picture in our minds of great imagery through words that create color, tone, and environment. The poem means much more than just the description of the season. While some critics have considered it a static poem, there are others who disagree with that assessment. The poem discusses time and the seasonal nature of life. The poem can sometimes be thought of as symbolizing a life that has reached its peak and is drifting towards the sleep of winter. The construction of the poem as a piece of language art has been done with skills that are surprising and inventive. While it is
The poem begins with the poet noticing the beauty around her, the fall colors as the sun sets “Their leaves and fruits seemed painted, but was true, / Of green, of red, of yellow, mixed hue;” (5-6). The poet immediately relates the effects of nature’s beauty to her own spiritual beliefs. She wonders that if nature here on Earth is so magnificent, then Heaven must be more wonderful than ever imagined. She then views a stately oak tree and
As we read through, the reader can begin to see a change in the tones of the poems. In A November Landscape, the tone is very dark and sad until it hits the third stanza. The speaker talks very sad then, the author adds the word “yet” to show the reader it is not all what it seems. He then finishes the last stanza by saying “April lured the crocus through snow” which shows signs of spring. The tone in Winter brightens up and talks about how “spring must take its place” but then is quickly switch around and the speaker says “I tell you no” and ends the poem with absolutely no hope and says “who watch each other with the winter’s look, touch with his hand, speak with his bitter breath”.
The poem, “O Autumn, Autumn!” used many detailed words and phrases. Overall, the poem was written about the season autumn, and the feeling you get during this time. The first stanza talked about the type of atmosphere the season helps you feel. Newsome expands on the mood of the season autumn. Newsome talks about the deep color of the sky. This helps the reader visualize how the autumn sky looks. Furthermore, she goes into detail about the ground, and how it appeals to everyone; moreover, she explains the beautiful color of the leaves, and how they are fluttering everywhere. There are beautiful butterflies and robins flying by in clusters everywhere. Then, she talks about the summer feeling slowly going away, and slowly moving into the autumn season. Throughout her poem, she used meticulous phrases. She describes the sky and the leaves in details that help you picture in your mind. Professor Emerita at Ohio State University talked about how she has a great amount of imagery in her poems. She describes everything in detail, and help the reader imbibe the
The poem at first comes off as a simple poem about spring and winter, but there are many hidden meanings as well. As well as the fear of the end of the world.
There is two characters, and one is Mother Nature and she is the one that is trying to get spring to stay and is starting spring at the beginning. Another character is Eden, he is referring to Eden as the garden in the Bible which was beautiful and perfect. Though in the poem " Eden sank to grief" it's talking about something perfect being down and gloomy.
Throughout the poem, Laurie Lee uses personification to relate that the arrival of autumn causes death to different aspects of nature. Lee describes how “slow moves the hour that sucks our life” (Lee 21). She uses personification to compare a prolonged period of time to drawing out death expressing that fall kills everything slowly. Also, Lee explains that “the day hangs fire, taking the village without sound”(Lee 5-6). Lee compares the sun illuminating the village to an assassin quietly killing off its prey. Furthermore, she believes that the sun is overpowering everything when it rises earlier as days shorten. Lastly, Lee uses personification to describe how autumn slowly changes the atmosphere of nature and destroys life as each day passes.
I walked through the door with you, the air was cold, But something 'bout it felt like home somehow. And I left my scarf there at your sister's house, And you've still got it in your drawer even now. Oh, your sweet disposition and my wide-eyed gaze. We're singing in the car, getting lost Upstate. Autumn
The twenty-four old romantic poet John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” written in the spring of 1819 was one of his last of six odes. That he ever wrote for he died of tuberculosis a year later. Although, his time as a poet was short he was an essential part of The Romantic period (1789-1832). His groundbreaking poetry created a paradigm shift in the way poetry was composed and comprehended. Indeed, the Romantic period provided a shift from reason to belief in the senses and intuition. “Keats’s poem is able to address some of the most common assumptions and valorizations in the study of Romantic poetry, such as the opposition between “organic culture” and the alienation of modernity”. (O’Rourke, 53) The irony of Keats’s Urn is he likens
Misty dew covers the entire surface of the field. The yellowing corn stalks stand erect and proud until my grandpas tractor comes to end their growth. Autumn slowly weaves its way in and leaves a stain of brilliant color in its wake. Not everyone enjoys such colors, but when you take a second to step outside your doorstep, and look at all the wonders that surround you, you’d be surprised at how marvelous the world can truly be. To me, Autumn is a time for relishing in the colors. Soaking in the oranges and reds while sitting by a warm fire. It’s a time for remembering that everything does end, but it does not have to end in the dreadful way we think it will. Autumn is a time for the closeness of others to keep out the chill of the morning and the starry-eyed darkness of the night.
At one time or another, every person has experienced the beauty of summer. In this time of the year, nature is full of life, the weather is at its finest, and the paramount joys of life can be experienced to their fullest. Then the fall comes, the trees turn lovely shades of red and yellow, and the wind offers a nice chill breeze for relief. Unfortunately, seasons change and the beauty that people once experienced vanishes. People focusing only on the material and petty aspects of life, rather than the beauty around them, will let life pass them, missing out on the true wonders of the world. In his poem “To Autumn,” John Keats utilizes imagery to express the importance of indulging in the beauties of nature, while alive, because humans are mortal beings bound by the limits of time.